Matthew B. Walters

Matthew B. WaltersSince joining Hovey Williams in 2007, Matt’s practice has focused principally on intellectual property litigation.  Matt has litigated trademark and trade dress matters before various district courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Matt’s patent litigation experience involves clients in various technical fields such as medical devices, software systems, fertilizers, agricultural equipment, and rangefinders.  Matt also has experience in reexaminations before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Matt joined Hovey Williams in 2007 after earning his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he graduated magna cum laude.  Matt received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Rolla, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Publications and Presentations

  • Panelist, Top Ten Federal Circuit Patent Decisions of 2009, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Kansas City, Missouri, April 30, 2010.
  • Speaker, Patenting and Prototyping Workshop, Metropolitan Community College School of Business and Technology, Fall 2009.
  • Decision to Deceive: Mismarking Products with Bogus Patent  Numbers Can Cost You, Inventors Digest, November 2009.
  • Speaker, Intellectual Property Due Diligence: How to Avoid Being Sued for Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Infringement, Software and Information Technology Association of Kansas (SITAKS), Summer 2011.


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law—Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2007
  • University of Missouri-Rolla—Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, summa cum laude, 2004


  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Federal Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2009
  • Kansas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2008
  • Missouri, 2007

Honors and Achievements

  • National Moot Court Team Member
  • Moot Court Board Member
  • UMKC Law Review Member
  • Michael H. Coburn Advocacy Scholarship recipient